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this. about nine days ago we were talking about hurricane sandy making its way onshore in towards portions of the jersey shore and new york. they're going to get hammered again. they're already getting hammered right now. as far as our weather's concerned, look on the radar. very light rain making its way across the area. most of this light sprinkle activity. maybe a flurry or two mixed in. we're not seeing anything like they're seeing up to the north. this major storm making its way up to the coastline. you can see philadelphia, new york, all seeing snow, including areas hardest hit by sandy. the coastline. take a look right now. we've got video coming out of philadelphia. these are actually live pictures of philadelphia right now. you can see the snow making its way down, creating havoc on the roadways there. it is rush hour in philadelphia, too. they'll continue to see the snow. winter weather advisories in effect across their area. as far as our weather's concerned right now, this is all we're dealing with for the most part. the cold air, 44 degrees, winds out of the north at
jersey, people are still recovering from sandy and they're preparing for the worst. janice dean has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast catching no breaks as a nor'easter strikes the region and still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm sandy. philadelphia seeing the affects of the storm with afternoon snowfall. and new jersey governor telling residents to prepare for the worst. >> i can see us actually moving backwards. the people who have gotten power and losing power again and especially inland because of the. >>> it could happen here and, you know, we're not going to know until the storm passes. >> reporter: new york city officials encouraging folks ravaged by sandy to seek igher ground while closing down all parks, playgrounds, and beaches in anticipation of the storm. >> the fdny positioned 20 ambulances and task forces with other equipment near potential flood areas in brooklyn, queens, and on staten island. we think we're ready for anything. >> reporter: major airlines also canceling flights in and out of the region. united and american both suspending service in the
:00. coming up, how new york and new jersey are struggling to vote today in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the states voting on whether to >>> in a few hours, the polls will close deciding who will call the white house home. the president, waiting for election results tonight in chicago as we saw earlier. governor romney will be up in boston shortly. >> the damage left by superstorm sandy hasn't stopped people from heading to the polls in storm ravaged parts of new york and new jersey. elections officials there are characterizing the turnout as heavy today. keith russell joins us from the live desk with more. keith? >> thanks, pat. the power is still out for some and dozens of polling sites are unusable. the voters said the devastation brought on by the storm would not stop them from exercising their civic duty. it wasn't without its challenges though. some new yorkers reported long lines and confusion when they showed up at polling spots to cast their ballots. voting machines were set up in the hard hit far rockaway neighborhood of queens but voting was briefly delayed while poll work
this election day and states dealing with the aftermath of super storm sandy. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. . >>> we continue our coverage now on this important election day. besides choosing a president, there are a number of hotly contested senate races we're following. among them in massachusetts, fitting republican incumbent scott brown against consumer activists and democratic challenger elizabeth warren. more money has been pumped into this race than any other in the country. both sides have raised more than $50 million brown, you may recall, is finishing the term of the late edward kennedy. the seat had men been in democratic hands for decades. warren is a professional and instrumental in helping the white house create the consumer financial protection bureau. >> claire mccaskill is leading her republican challenger, todd a kin. she was traaugust when akin made the comment that women's bodies have ways to shut down conception in ways he called legitimate rape. after that, most funding was pull
had trying to help the northeastern united states come back from hurricane sandy. >> i talked to people in the utility industry because i have a lot of people on. there's a lot of feeling that the politicians are going to really come down on the utilities after the smoke clears here. i'm hearing it from high level people in the utilities saying no matter what we do, easy times for stockholders could come to an end. >> there's no rule from god that con ed or whoever has to be the utility in any part of the country. >> something to watch. that group has been strong. it's been viewed as an unregulated group that used to be under the jacket of regulation. it could come back. >> many have dividend yields that are significant in these low yield times so they are attractive for that. con ed says it isn't going to try to assess what costs are going to be. >> if you're a politician, they're an easy pinata. red cross, no. con ed, yes. >> more on your money and your vote. we'll get you the opening bell. ralph nader was a third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. we'll ask
between the deputy and the suspect that led to that shooting. >>> the death toll from sandy keeps rising. the storm is now blamed for killing at least 90 people in the u.s. meanwhile, frustration keeps mounting in the big apple and new jersey. millions still have no power and food and clean water are in short supply. traffic is a nightmare with miles long backups near every bridge and long waits and big crowds for buses and subways. tempers are flaring over long gas station lines. new york mayor bloomberg says the city is sending bottled water and ready to eat meals in some areas. >>> our area is also sending aid up north. >> in about 30 minutes dominion virginia power will deploy more than 70 trucks and more than 1,000 workers to help new jersey with their cleanup and recovery efforts. >> sherri ly is live at their staging grounds at national harbor with more on this. good morning, sherri. >> reporter: good morning, tony, good morning, allison. this is the largest deployment ever by dominion virginia to send eight to another area out of state. you can see here they've already got their
of hurricane sandy. >>> local crews tapped to help in sandy's aftermath started coming back hem today. virginia's task force one based in chantilly arrived at their home base just before noon and maryland's equivalent came home hours later. they helped in new york and new jersey with recovery efforts. >>> we're putting our money where you like it to help with sandy relief. just log on to facebook and like our wusa9 facebook page. we are donating $1 to the american red cross for every like our page gets. anita. >>> you got to hand it to storm victims in new jersey and new york, many with no power for more than a week now but today they still came out to vote. in the rock away section of new york city they brought in generators to power up makeshift polling spots. voters have been streaming in all day long. folks in hard hit parts of new jersey have been told they can vote by e-mail or fax. >>> still ahead, dualing campaigns -- dueling campaigns and dualing planes, to the presidential candidates' election night headquarters coming up. >>> candidates bought time on television stations like ours fo
. that should tell you something. during sandy, we were here the entire time. this storm is not going to be anything like that in our area at all. yes, i think we'll see some wins. yes, i think we'll see maybe a little rain and snow. this is not going to have a big impact on our area. it is going to take shape. not much of an impact on our weather. we're just on the cold side. 45 degrees. winds out of the east at nine miles per hour. temperatures around the rest of the region into the 30s already. in winchester, 39 degrees. 49 in gaithersburg. 43 in manassas. it is a very cold night. this storm will affect us at least a little bit in parts of the area. i'll show you who gets what and when coming up in my full forecast. >> all right. >>> a candidate for d.c.'s advisory neighborhood commission was arrested today in southwest washington. >> grace daughtridge is accused of attacking a man who she thought was tampering with her signs. pat collins is live in southwest with more on this election day scuffle. >> reporter: precinct 127. more than 100 votes cast so far and one assaultee. the su
that no one in the region worst affected by sandy wants to here. a classic nor'easter driving north with the storm zone its sight. >> so far no evacuations have been ordered burke that could change. for the forecast, we're joined by meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >>> good morning. tracking the threat for a nor'easter here. it could arrive on the eastern seaboard wednesday. monday evening, thunderstorms in the gulf coast. hail, thunderstorms rolled across louisiana into texas. eastward. early morning hours. here today the story of low pressure will get its act together as it tracks through northern florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear. >>> adding insult to injury, more steps forward in the recovery from sandy. world trade center memorial site reopened. damage from the storm taken care of. >> the federal government is making million
. the immense damage from hurricane sandy forcing an election day scramble. people voting by e-mail and different polling stations and in some cases literally moving the earth to have their voices heard. >> joining us throughout the morning, congressman randy forbes of virginia, delaware governor jack markell, jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod, bob mcdonald, ted strickland and bob shrum, a democratic consult and the who worked on the kerry and gore campaigns. special election coverage here on cnn begins right now. >>> it is up to the american people right now. good morning and welcome to our special edition of "early start." we have complete 4ri6 coverage of election day 2012. over the past 17 months we've watched two campaign spend a combined $3 billion, two candidates duel it out in three dramatic debates, all trying to win your vote. now more than 1 million campaign commercials later, 1 million campaign commercials later, the polls are opening. voting is beginning in parts of vermont. mitt romney not letting up on this election day. he's added two fina
a million people still without power in the northeast, a week after superstorm sandy hit. >> but provisions are being made to help those storm victims get to the polls today. that story coming up. we'll be right back. >>> 5:41 on this tuesday morning. a cold morning. we've got freeze warnings in effect until 9:00 so the growing season ending, temps in the teens, 20s and 30s. today you'll want the jacket and certainly the gloves this morning. looking at the day planner, sun mixed in with high clouds at times. noon temp 36. i'm forecasting a high of 49 and by 6:00 mostly cloudy and 44 degrees. i'll be back in just a few minutes talking about the sphoaflt. got a nor'easter and a warmup both headed our way. monica. >>reporter: an accident, a truck involved and a diesel fuel spill since 4:30 this morning, still shuts down the prince william parkway at balls ford road. we've been on the phone with authorities there and they tell us there's entrapment involved and that's going to be a while before they can reopen the road. keep that in mind for your travel plans and i'll have details throughout t
not accurate. host: john prible, because of these hurricanes that we looked at earlier in 2004 and sandy, will those rates go up overall? guest: not as a result of this particular storm. what fema is currently doing and have been for about 10 years, they're undergoing a massive modernization project where they are going across the country using scientific and engineering models to remap. we had a caller earlier who said that the map was old and out of date. that will not be the case. so there will be changes to flood zones over the coming years if you cannot already had a change. you may have one coming in the next two years. but it will not be the result of a particular storm or particular flooding event. these policies are different than private insurance policies in that regard. for example, if you have an auto insurance policy and get into an accident and make a claim, your insurance premiums going forward may increase because of your history. the national flood insurance program does not quite work that way. in that individual storms or flooding events don't have a direct bearing on
some voters off. tighter regulations and super storm sandy. at the super screen, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> president obama is giving former president bill clinton special praise for helping him get reelected. clinton is the first person he called after receiving the concession cal from romney. he was one of president obama's biggest supporters on the campaign trail. his speech during the democratic national convention was one of the highlights of the campaign. >>> one of this election's biggest votes didn't allow candidates, it was same-sex marriage. megan mcgrath has more from takoma park. >> reporter: for months we have seen the signs and tv ads involving question 6 which legalizes same-sex marriage in maryland. as the election results came in, gay and lesbian couples watched closely. among them, bonnie. >> for them, the package of question 6, the civil protection marriage act is a victory for their relationship of seven years. >> i burst out crying, of course. just absolutely thrilled, delighted. >> proud to be a marylander. >> two reverends are not only committed to each other, th
any fallout or benefit from hurricane sandy for the candidates? guest: i think it's becoming clear that this has been a plus for president obama. how big, we will see. if you are the incumbents and you're in a tough race, what do you want to do? you want to look presidential. that's a great advantage of incumbency. that is precisely the way he has looked, with the help of his new best friend chris christie. i guess bill clinton will have to step aside. he was the president's new best friend. now it's chris christie. with that bipartisan blessing, the president looks good. for mitt romney, he was pushed off the stage. this storm was a kind of circuit breaker for about three days. momentum, at least according to the romney camp, had been building up for romney. you lose that. politics is not just about the national voter choice. there's a big dial-up emotions included in this. i think the air went out of the balloon to a certain degree for romney during those three days. does he have time to regen? of course. we are back in the campaign today and will be back at a fever pitch by mond
during an unseasonably cold spell in the northeast. adding to the damage left by hurricane sandy. a nor'easter blew through the east coast yesterday, dumping snow and rain on a region that's barely begun to dig out from sandy. we've got new pictures from staten island where several inches of wet snow are threatening to topple already weakened trees. power was knocked out to some 60,000 homes in newark and new jersey overnight. many of which had just had their service restored after many days in the dark. there's also renewed headaches for millions of commuters as passenger trains grind to a halt, and at least 1,300 flights are kept at the gates at the airports. let's go to meteorologist bill karins for a look at what is unfolding here. bill. >> good morning. before i get to the details, talking about joe's point there, nine days apart between these two events. i can almost guarantee you go back through history of hurricane landfalls, and i don't think any area has ever seen a snowstorm nine days after they dealt with a storm surge like we had with sandy. i mean, it's just ridiculous tha
to hurricane sandy. the president holds a rally in green bay, wisconsin, this morning before heading west for an eempt later today in las vegas. you can watch both those events live on line at c-span.org. tonight at 9:00 eastern, the president will be speaking to supporters at the university of colorado in boulderment you can watch that live right here on c-span. mitt romney is campaigning throughout virginia today. he'll be in roanoke, virginia beach, and this afternoon in doswell just outside richmond. c-span will have live coverage of that stop beginning about 2:15. also live a rally with mitt romney's wife ann. that will be at noon eastern. she's speaking with supporters in columbus, ohio. live today at noon here on c-span. president obama yesterday spent the afternoon with new jersey governor chris christi touring the damage across the state's coast left from hurricane sandy after surveying some of the wreckage and speaking with victims of the storm. both men spoke briefly about the coordination efforts between federal and local officials. >> good afternoon, everybody. thank you-all
, then you're thinking i'm going to catch him. there has been, of course, there was a stall because of sandy. and if you believe all the polls and i do, a slight moving away from mitt romney over the past couple of days. >> i think sandy convoluted everything and leaves us with a real nail biter. >> yeah, convoluted everything. look at new jersey, just right across the river. you have chris christie hugging and loving on barack obama and then bruce springsteen hugging and love on chris christie. this is willie geist, as it was foretold in ghostbusters so many moons ago, cats and dogs living together. >> 6:06, the first "ghostbusters" reference. >> i'm going to try to average two an hour. >> chris christie's been waiting for that hug from the boss for a long time, by the way. >> he did cry. >> chris christie's a governor and his state is under siege from the weather system. it's not like the president was hugging and loving on john boehner and they were riding in air force one together. that would have been a story, this is just people doing their job. >> you think about chris christie, i mea
hit by hurricane sandy. sam, you were out there last week. this one's coming now. >> all eyes are rightfully focused on this storm. moving into an area that's been pounded by a really large storm. this may be a garden variety nor'easter, but it carries with it very cold air. watch this low get into position and get into place. we'll freeze it at the critical times. it starts with a rain and snow mix in d.c. and in philly and new york city. right around coastal areas, we're hoping for a changeover to rain here. that means it will knock down the snow totals. you won't be able to measure this as a big snow event on the coast. but inland areas will continue to pile up with the snow. watch that low continue to pull away, and know that this is a mixture of snow and rain, right along the coast. all snow inland and a little coastal surf along the shoreline. it's tough enough to ride out a nor'easter in the far rackaways, when you have everything you need. but without homes and without clothes and without foods, it's very difficult. and ginger zee is there. good morning, ginger. >> goo
sandy, thankfully. but still a lot of people without power. it is cold. that is the last thing they need right now is another storm moving in. we'll continue to follow that. >> tough times in that area. >>> there was a high voter turnout across the country. >> that led to long lines in many places. sky fox captured these pictures from fredericksburg, virginia. it is a little bit dark but you can see it wrapping around the building there. this is around 5:00 yesterday evening. a line just snaking around the polling place but many of you told us there didn't seem to be enough voting stations, enough ballots and working equipment. it is an issue president obama addressed in his victory speech last night. >> whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time, by the way, we have to fix that. >> now, a lot of people experienced those long lines and you actually experienced long lines in early voting. >> early voting was ridiculous. a minimum three hours. i went on a couple of different days trying to early vote, three, four hours at all the locations th
and heavy rains along the coast. another round of storm surge up there. not going to be as strong as sandy but they don't need it up here. for us we're on the western edge of this system. some of the spiral bands that dip down back into the washington area will mix with or change to believe it or not winter weather. say it allison. >> no. >> we are 40 degrees. 23 degrees. as the storm taps into that cold arctic air, it's going to chill the atmosphere around here and allow that to transition over to snow. could there be a light coating? yes. i don't think we'll see large accumulations around here but could be enough to coat the ground in some places. roadways temperatures are in the 40s. it will be kind of wet later this afternoon for the roadways. >>> there's your 7 day forecast. things get better. warming up for the end of the weekend. 60s by next monday and tuesday. >> can't even say that word yet. >> it's too early. veteran's day storm in 87. that's what everybody remembers . won't be that big. >> let's go to julie wright. if you haven't scared her away. >> are you there, julie? >> lala
't moving in pennsylvania. and they felt at that point they were flattened by sandy. i don't think this race was close enough to be impacted by a hurricane. >> no. >> but that's certainly what they believe. >> chris christie, yes, springsteen's his buddy, and springsteen may have brought him over. i think that people -- i was in ohio a couple weeks ago. you know, there's great wealth in ohio. there are companies that have given out billions of dollars to people in ohio because there's oil and gas everywhere. and the whole northeast ohio was flooded withal abouts of dollars of oil money. those people are not unhappy. >> andrea, we saw it early on, and we were talking about how the right track/wrong track in ohio shifted six months ago. mitt romney, i think, one of the pivotal moments when mitt romney told john kasich, stop bragging about your economy in ohio. ohio was a leading indicator. >> it was a leading indicator. you know, the other thing about that mitigates against agreement is the people who were elected in the house, and they picked up seats. the democrats did miserably. i think you
sandy, did that spress turnout? >> we'll see what the final numbers say at the end of the day. we know both the states and municipalities took every step they could to make sureprheir voters' votes would count. the the state of new jersey even allowed you to e-mail youra ballot in. all the states adapted. hopefully it didn't depress turnout put we haven't seen the final numbers. >> suarez: in 20 minutes there will be another round of closing. what will you and the campaig be looking at in particular? thee're taking a look state of virginia and florida, which look like a couple of the closest states on the map. those states could go late into the night. there's no question there are still folks voting in line in south florida who have been there for a while. so i think that will take time to close out. new hampshire, voting continues for a little while more. and then i assumee allize will rn to ohio and the midwest. >> suarez: ben lebolt from the obama campaign. thank you. >> ifill: we can tell you you the associated press projected a winner in ree states, kentucky, vermont, and virgini
number that was interesting to me. hurricane sandy, fully 42% of those responding to this first round in the exit polling said it was important, it was a reason, one of the reasons for their vote. that's more than one might have thought hurricane sandy didn't effect 42% of the country. those people are going by and large for obama pretty big. the question then arises, okay, well how many people were for him anyway? we don't know. it's sort of interesting. what it tells us, we can't tell. exit polls can only tell you so much. it's interesting. >> megyn: we have been talking about how these exit polls are not necessarily to be trusted entirely. it would be helpful if we explain that a little bit. brit, you were on the air back in 2004 when we got information in and back then they were saying that john kerry was way ahead, he was way ahead. >> brit: he was winning virginia and all these places. people are, we had the meeting with our decision team which i can thought then and think now is the best in the business. they were looking over the exit poll data and our pollster then said the u
just on the heels of sandy. al is in point pleasant beach, new jersey again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. they built this birm, this dune about a mile long yesterday to protect against this nor'easter coming in. they are putting in an access point. they will be bringing in dump trucks to put in more sand to protect against storm surge. let's show you the nor'easter right now. it's making its way up along the new jersey coast. it's bringing in strong northeasterly winds. wind gusts of anywhere from 30 to 40 miles per hour. take a look. we're expecting airport delays today along the i-95 corridor. we're also expecting storm surge coming in, anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of storm surge along the eastern seaboard, and as you can see that storm surge is going to be causing some problems as far as beach erosion, flooding, shore waves of 8 to 12 feet and wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. and we've got rain with this system. we're talking about anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain, but look at what's behind it. along the new york-new jersey shoreline,
debate for the candidates for the 1st district in rhode island. we are recovering from storm sandy that did a huge amount of damage to many coastal homes. but that brings up an issue of federal flood insurance. and i had a question from a viewer should taxpayers provide incentives to healthy americans, not all coast home owners are wealthy but to build and rebuild by subsidizing their insurance? what do you say to that? should taxpayers do that? >> because federal insurance is subsidized by taxpayers, it encourages people to build and rebuild because they've got insurance. >> they should pay their fair share so i'm sure that insurance rates are very high in those areas. >> i never liked federal subsidized insurance on the coast so no. >> so your saying that people's homes who are washed away if they want to rebuild they pay for it themselves? >> i have no problem with. that my parents have a summer house. if that's where they want to put their house, that's their choice. their going to live with the consequences. i have no problem with that. >> insurance provides insurance to homes
that was hard hit by hurricane sandy and there were all sorts of questions, gwen, about whether enough people-- people who wanted to vote would be able to vote. we saw the terrible devastation there along the shoreline. but the results are in, at least as much as it takes for the associated press to make a call. >> ifill: i have read more amazing stories today about pregnant women who were on the way to the hospital who decided to vote. people who stood in the dark in lines in order to vote. in spite of what happened with that hurricane. >> woodruff: comparisons being made to hurricane katrina, not only new jersey and new york. we also want to say this brings the electoral college projected total at this point-- it's early in the evening-- to 79 electoral votes for president obama 82 electoral vote for governor romney. we know we need 270-- they need 270 in order to become president. >> ifill: of course we have to talk about new jersey because david and mark, chris christie, the governor of the new jersey, royaled the waters a little bit this week by actually having kind things to say about p
storm aimed at the hard hit northeast. and al is in sandy point, new jersey, again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> they built this berm, this dune a mile long yesterday to protect against the nor'easter yesterday to put in an access point and bringing in dump trucks to bring in more sand to protect against a storm surge. let's show you the northeast, because they are making a way along the new jersey coast and bringing in strong northeasterly winds and wind gusts from 30 to 40 miles per hour, and we are expecting airport delays along the i-95 corridor and expecting storm surge from two to four feet of storm surge along the eastern board. the storm surge is going to be causing problems on the beach erosion, and shore waves of 8 to 12 feet. and we have rain with the system. we are talking about anywhere from two to four inches of rain, but look at what is behind it. along the new york/new jersey shoreline, on into pennsylvania and upstate new york, we are talking about snow. some areas are picking up six to nine inches of snow. the philadelphia area has a winter storm warnin
sandy, did that suppress turnout? >> we'll see what the final numbers say at the end of the day. we know both the states and municipalities took every step they could to make sure their voters' votes would count. the the state of new jersey even allowed you to e-mail your ballot in. all the states adapted. hopefully it didn't depress turnout put we haven't seen the final numbers. >> suarez: in 20 minutes there will be another round of closing. what will you and the campaign be looking at in particular? >> we're taking a look at the state of virginia and florida, which look like a couple of the closest states on the map. those states could go late into the night. there's no question there are still folks voting in line in south florida who have been there for a while. so i think that will take time to close out. new hampshire, voting continues for a little while more. and then i assume allize will turn to ohio and the midwest. >> suarez: ben lebolt from the obama campaign. thank you. >> ifill: we can tell you you the associated press projected a winner in three states, kentucky, vermont,
island, new york. that region battered from monster storm hurricane sandy. and polls opening in three more states. votersing under way in north carolina . west virginia and ohio. the state that could decide the winner tone. >> brian: word is confusion. people in staten island is lucky ones. people go how do i vote. and staten island and long island. >> gretchen: in new york any polling station they will take your vote. >> brian: it would be nice if they told the people of new york that. they don't have power. and doocy is playing center forward on this one in richmond, virginia and william is tracking reports of voters fraud on the west coast . we have chosen by popular support to go to bin. keck us off. >> here we go. it is game time now. you have 10s of thousands of volunteers and 40,000 poll workers who are dispatched to 4800 different polling locations in what many perceive as a must win state for the presidency . because of all of the lads and person attention that voters got here through district mail and e-mail . early voting set roars. final total was 1.8 million ballots were
anything anymore. that is your this country is headed. host: were you affected by hurricane sandy up in beverly, new jersey? and what is your feeling about chris christie? caller: governor chris christie, i was not affected, just the power was out for a day. we did not get a whole lot of damage in my area. but governor chris christie -- if he has to go to the government to get help, that is what fema is there for. fema is there to help the state with catastrophes. host: greta. host: in montana, that race has not been called, results with more than half of the vote counted early this morning, they show that jon tester holds a five point lead over denny. 48% to 45%. the most expensive race in montana history. over $40 million is the tablet. moving on to north dakota, this has not been called either. the democratic challenger there it is tied 50% to 50%. we will continue to watch this race and let you know how it turns out. moving on to arizona. these are some of the closely watched senate races. jeff flake wins in that state, 50% over richard handpicked by president obama to ron. and t
then is, was this about the president's performance in dealing with hurricane sandy. there was a lot of speculation how this may have changed the race. governor romney was making a pitch saying i am bipartisan guy that can get things done. the storm came along, president was able to show that he could be effective and how in working with republican governor of new jersey will have to do a little more reporting but for that 9% that may have played a little bit of a role. scott john, thank you. norah, do you think sandy was a helpful octor surprise for the president? >> it appears based on some of the data that it may have been. once number of republicans hear that they're going to be angry at new jersey governor chris christie who some felt helped the president. other people said, these guys were doing their job for a lot of people who were really hurting, who lost their homes, lost their electricity for many people who died as a result of hurricane sandy. chris christie was effusive in his praise of the president. one point even praising the president for calling him and putting bru
obama is the projected winner tonight. it was devastated, as you know, by that superstorm sandy and still awaiting word how many people in the storm zone could actually show up. but we are ready to project that the winner tonight in new jersey is president obama, george. >> so we still see the north is going to president obama, the south is going to governor romney. so far just about everything as expected right now. see the states filled in that have been called already but we'll keep our eye all night long on these big battlegrounds where the campaigns have invested so much time and energy and money. the big states that are going to tip the balance tonight, the vote continues to come in. i want to go to ohio. you see it on the map right now if we can zone in on the board. we see about 20% of the vote has now come in ohio. president obama has 59% of that so far. governor romney, 40% and jon karl, i want to go to you. so much of that lead is based on the early vote that was made before today. >> yeah, that's exactly right and, remember, i said at this time exactly four years ago
like the hurricane sandy. but one thing that is important to point out is is we're going to see them in waves tonight. some of the things that they tell us early, we've got an early look that basically suggests that the economy, of course, is what drove people to the polls. it doesn't actually tell you who won. you can infer some of the things, the characteristics that are driving people to show up. >> brown: tell us a little bit more because we've got some of the early results. that first one backs up what we just heard from mark, right? it's still the economy. >> exactly. another thing that backs up what david and mark were just talking about is who is in more touch with people like you. 52% said that was president obama. chose obama. they were showing up at the polls. 44% chose governor romney in that sense. that could go to the advertising campaign that the president's team had really tried to say that mitt romney is not like you. i am more in touch with the middle tax. that goes to the tax increase issue which also showed up in the exit polls that six in 10 voters said taxes sho
view, katrina, you saw it, sandy give some impetus to dealing with climate change. i said, in new york, we will pay for climate change one way or another. we can pay for it after each natural disaster -- in new york, we have had three or 4100-year disasters -- or four 100-year disasters. irene, sandy. it will give some impetus to deal with climate change. even if we cannot reach compromise on that, there are lots of things that we can reach compromise on and that would be on the agenda. the fourth thing i put on the agenda, i talked about earlier in reference to your question. maybe we can get some real financial reform. republicans are beginning to rethink super pacs. they have not produced the positive results they hope for and they have produced negative results that they did not expect. >> if a deal is reached before the end of the year, does that remove the need for tax reform, more comprehensive tax reform next year? >> my view is that corporate tax reform should be treated separately. why? to make corporate tax reform work, you should not have revenue increases. you are putting
of the country that are still cleaning up after hurricane sandy. snow and high winds could pose problems for areas hard hit by the storm, especially for people who don't have power or heat in their home. >> let's get the check on the weather now. here's storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. 6:41. that coastal storm we've been advertising, it's a reality, a deep area of low pressure way of 0 the atlantic seaboard. gusts of wind way off the coast from atlantic city to ocean city around 20 to 25. we've got gusts in some of the buoys off the bay up to 30 miles an hour. some of the sprinkles trying to reach the ground in southeastern washington, southern suburbs. maybe some snow trying to fall out of the sky in montgomery and howard company. upper 30s to around 40 degrees in these areas of medium blue. that's going to make a difference in accumulation later in the day as rain changes to snow this afternoon. cold air gets injected, and we'll have occasional light to moderate wet snow this afternoon into this evening. accumulating on grassy areas. i'll tell you how much and w
hurricane sandy hit the northeast. stronghold for democrats that appeared destined to depress turn out for the president in some of his largest states. they said, we're just not thinking about the popular vote right now we're only focused on our battleground states. but something they're going to have to think about a lot more if these totals hold. >> pelley: thank you very much. let's switch over to jan crawford at romney headquarters in boston. certainly looking like a very different scene in boston, jan? >> reporter: it has been for the past couple hours there really has not been any good news for this crowd tonight. of course very quiet as you can imagine in this room. the questions now, of course, going to begin for the romney cam main what happened, why, for example didn't respond to some of the negative attacks over the summer allowing obama campaign to define him, particularly some of those battleground states with his work at bank capital. positions on auto industry bail out that really hurt him. people here believe, we're raising questions about that in recent weeks. when w
as likely voters. host: as he had been doing these polls, was hurricane sandy is a prize? caller: it certainly was an october surprise. it had an effect on this election. what we found from the poll is that about 7 in 10 voters approved the president's handling of the hurricane. that would be republicans and democrats. only about 15% disapproved. unlike the heavy criticism that president bush got for his handling of katrina, this became a very different situation. what has happened here, i think, are a combination of things. people saw the president at work. they saw him essentially being a good steward in a time of serious crisis. they saw the ability for him to reach across the aisle and to work with the republican governor, chris christie, the governor of new jersey. the third thing i think that came out of all of this is the sense that government has a role to play. and that in all three of those instances, good policy and good professional work probably was very good politics for the president. having said that, it is important to know that the change we have seen in our own
it to try to change the momentum away from hurricane sandy is the way to generate excitement. the race is tightening. it did not deploy bill clinton if you thought you have [inaudible] >> we use the ap for official calls in states. we will get the updates for other networks. nbc is calling the massachusetts senate race for elisabeth warren -- elizabeth warren. that makes some math for republicans winning back the senate almost impossible. it will put a prominent liberal in the senate and take out a republican. one of the few moderate republicans left in the senate. that person will be ousted and join olympia snowe left because she was sick of the politics of washington. one of the things you need to keep in mind is you want to wins in these races. you will end up with a much more polarized senate. elizabeth warren -- is almost instantly a national figure. talk about the importance of this race. >> in terms of the moderates and the senate, what is going to happen in this election is you'll get totally elected in indiana, and you have a lot of friends for people like joe manchin. even th
hurricane sandy incentive affected parts of cleveland as well, i went to a church this morning. hed they told us the pastor th talked about the damage done. i tell you what. one of the things from the day before the storm hit, the president i would get on the line with a conference call with all the governors in the affected states, from my state of delaware, and with the mayors as well. with all of our team, the secretary of defense. the femal director, and the entire team. my mom used to say out of everything bad something good will happen. what i took away from this last week was the incredible amount of cooperation just between democrats and republicans. my governor is a democrat. he is on the line and he is talking to governor chris christie. he is saying we got hit in delaware. you got hit worse than we did. we will send you some of our cherry pickers to put up the electricity. that was the nature of the conversation. i was proud. i was elected without is a 29 year old kid. that is how it used to be. we used to always work together. that is the way it used to work. i have a gr
. remember some other republican narrative is going to be sandy is what made a difference. why? because you saw this enormous public embrace of the idea of bipartisanship at a time of great stress in the country. the bromance between obama and chris christie was kind of like a cross between "i spy" and laurel and hardy. you have got that, and you had run the talking about how i will reach out, i will find common ground. obama calls in and says we need a common ground. i need you to be my emissary to congressional republicans and get them to go along with the simpson-bowles grand bargain. at the same time, while congressional republicans are not wanting to support governor romney, and remember when paul ryan after the 2010 elections, he was an icon for them, came back to the freshmen and said we cannot do the budget cuts we promised you right now. they threw him out of the room. they are not to be eager to do that. you can gain significant leverage by moving in that direction, and it would not surprise me that obama has a couple of cards up his sleeve to turn the bully pulpit into a more pot
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